Welcome to Trust Aoraki Limited, Timaru

Trust Aoraki Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the purpose of raising funds for the community.

100% Local

Our motto is locals for locals, and having a board comprised of local people ensures we make informed decisions. Local committees assist the board with the grant process also.

The main issue for us is that we are the only organisation of our type that can say we are 100% local.
Our supporting gaming machine operators can proudly say that they are supporting the local community 100%.

We have strong support from the Department of Internal Affairs for our distribution process and our focus on local decisions made by locals.

Outstanding Results

For the 2020/2021  financial year Trust Aoraki Limited has distributed $1,379,336.00  into the local communities of Timaru, Temuka, Kurow, Otematata, Pleasant Point, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Fairlie & North Canterbury.

An outstanding result for a relatively small organisation. The success  is largely due to the hard work of running the gaming machines by the operators at the contributing sites:

  • Old Bank Cafe & Bar in Timaru,
  • Crown Hotel, Temuka
  • Crown Heritage, Geraldine
  • Pleasant Point Hotel
  • Fairlie Hotel, Fairlie
  • Kurow Hotel, Kurow
  • Otematata Hotel, Otematata
  • Top Hut, Twizel
  • The Challenge

    We would encourage other hospitality establishments in the regions to join our successful community funder not-for-profit organisation. This is to ensure the proceeds from local gaming machines remain in the local communities.
    The challenge was originally taken up by Bob Mason and The Old Bank Cafe & Bar, with the addition of the Crown Hotel Temuka in early 2008. The challenge is open to all of the local hospitality establishments.

    We are sure that if establishments are community focused they will come on board, and local communities will continue to benefit from Trust Aoraki’s philosophies.

    We try and make the process of filling in the application form for funding easier by making ourselves available either to have a meeting in person or to talk through the application process on the phone.
    The fact that we are in town and local, means we are more approachable and accessible.

  • No Commercial Benefit

    There must be no intent by a hotel/site and the recipient of funds to enter into a verbal or written agreement where there is a clear commercial benefit to the hotel, for example, backhanders, the purchase of alcohol, patronage of the hotel, etc.

    No procuration fee, commission and/or discount, contra arrangement or payment of any kind may be entered into with any persons who is an employee or member of Trust Aoraki Limited.
    No grant may be linked to, or be conditional on, any site-related arrangement.

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  • Trust Aoraki Limited key business drivers:

    • To enhance amateur sport in South Canterbury
    • Committed to enhancing sporting infrastructure
    • To promote sport, activity and well-being
    • To add value to the local community
    • To support excellence and promote role models
    • To grow the number of high value site operators under Trust Aoraki Limited

Goods and Services Tax

The allocation of funds is made by Trust Aoraki Limited and is an unconditional gift. No portion is claimed by Trust Aoraki Limited as a deduction for Goods and Services Tax paid.

If an applicant is GST registered, only the GST exclusive amount can be funded (as GST is not a real cost to such organisations).